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Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying 🙂


Post your weekly, monthly, quarterly, whenever-ly empties and let us know how you felt about them!




Previous Empties thread:


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@lmaster @Yes makes it any oily mess! Tried to like it😔

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I think this two months worth but sometimes I lose track of when I last posted them.
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@Seymore3 Wow. Im impressed with your empties. 

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@Seymore3 w...h...o...a. My eyes bulged seeing the empty magic balls container. 

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I'm impressed @Seymore3 you emptied the guerlain meteorites!! 🙌

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Bath & BodyBath & Body


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so this is more than a months worth of empties maybe a few additional weeks or so.  see below for products listed and a simple key to whether I loved them, liked them,  felt I could take them or leave them, or the product was just not for me.



L = Love!

I - I like 

M = Meh

N = Nope 




Farmacy - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway   (M)

Fresh - face mask (M)

Lab For You - Juice Up Kale Face Mask (M)

Supergoop! setting mist SPF 50 (L)

Trader Joe's - Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer (M)

Tula - Purifying Face Cleanser (M)



Sol De Janeiro - SOL Cheirosa '62 (L)



Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, Original (x4) (L)

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo, Warm Sugar (L)



First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream (M)

Jergins - Weightless Wet Skin Moisturizer  (I)

OGX - Coconut Miracle Oil Body Wash (M)



Bath & Body Works - foaming hand soap, Rose Water & Ivy (L)

Bath & Body Works - Hand Sanitizer, Eucalyptus Tea (M)

Deborah Lippman,  Rich Girl (M) 

Lush - Hand Scrub, Salted Coconut (I)

Sephora Collection - Macadamia Hand mask (X3) (I)



Becca - Highlighter, Champagne Pop (L)

Benefit - Roller Lash (x2)   (L)

Benefit - The POREfessional Face Primer  (L)

Benefit - The POREFessional, Agent Zero Shine Pro Powder (l)

NYX - Setting Spray, Dewy Finish (I)

Urban Decay - Eyeliner, Roach  (L)



- IT Cosmetics, Bye Bye Pores Pressed  (N)

- LUSH, Honey Trap Lip Balm (N)

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Nice set of empties @WhereYouStand!! I absolutely love the Rose Water & Ivy hand soap too!! The scent is heavenly. I have been hesitant about the SDL perfume because I've heard a lot of reviews say it doesn't have much lasting power. 

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@WhereYouStand Great job with your empties. 

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@WhereYouStand Wow good job on finishing Champagne pop!

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thanks @Samtian the champagne pop pictured is actually a mini that is why I finished it so fast. I should have specified sorry about that. the mini lasts me not that long but its totally worth the purchase in my humble opinion. I already had a backup on hand so I didn't run out.  I feel its even better applied wet than when its applied dry.

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@WhereYouStand Ah nice! 

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Great job!! Love your labeling too @WhereYouStand 

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Thanks @lmaster  🙂 its rare I have this many empties. it felt nice to see everything I went through in that span of time.

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Mid August empties


The 😁 crew (have repurchased, will repurchase)




The 🙂 crew (ok, but not great)




And the 😐 crew (not for me)



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@quspork Great job!

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I have never tried the oat mask @quspork what didn't you like about it?

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My biggest issue was that it just didn't do anything for my skin, @lmaster but I also wasn't a fan of the scent which was a soggy oatmeal like smell. 

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ARGH! Sephora doesn't want me to be great! Apparently, my original post exceeded the character limit. Even after a lot of editing, I still couldn't post, so I'm breaking it up into separate posts.


July Empties (1/4)


Rating System


R (Results) - Did it work for your skin type/condition?

A (Aroma) - How does it smell?

T (Texture) - How does it feel when applied?

E (Expense) - Is it worth the cost?

Scam Alert  – They’re selling, but we’re not buying. Neither should you. Step away. Save your coint.

Clearance Bound  – Don’t rush out to buy this product. Wait for a sale because it’s not worth full price.

Haul It  – This product is seriously worth the coins. Add this to your cart yesterday! 


All these get a strong "Nope!"All these get a strong "Nope!"



First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream 

R (Results) - Skin feels moisturized 

A (Aroma) - None

T (Texture) - Slightly sticky, snot-like mousse

E (Expense) - $30 1.5 Fl. Oz.; Standard price for a good moisturizer

Rating: Scam Alert - This sample has me doing a heel turn in the opposite direction based on the texture alone.

Ralph Lauren Woman Eau de Parfum 

R (Results) - This has decent lasing power

A (Aroma) - Floral “Old Lady” scent

T (Texture) - Feels heavy; Probably works better for winter

E (Expense) - $64 1.0 Oz.; Since I hated this fragrance, there is no way I’m spending money on this.

Rating: Scam Alert - I absolutely hated this fragrance as soon as I sprayed it.

Truly Hand Sanitizer Germ Killin’ Gel 

R (Results) - Don’t have the ‘Rona, guess it keeps germs at bay

A (Aroma) - Basically smells like alcohol

T (Texture) - Watery; Calling this a gel is straight lies!

E (Expense) - $6 1.0 Fl. Oz.; This is probably way overpriced, and I went through it super quick.

Rating: Scam Alert - I bought this when sanitizer was scarce, but I wouldn’t recommend purchasing it.

Vichy Idéal Capital Soleil SPF 60 Ultra-Light Body and Face Sunscreen with Antioxidants 

R (Results) - Provides expected sun protection and doesn’t give white cast since it’s a chemical sunscreen, but it doesn’t leave the skin with the healthy glow I like

A (Aroma) - YUCK! This smells like burning plastic and old hot dog water.

T (Texture) - Liquidy and mixes well with my other moisturizers

E (Expense) - $30.50 5.0 Fl. Oz.; Price isn’t a deal breaker for me. However, I think you can get a decent sunscreen that doesn’t make you want to vomit for the same (or a lower) price.

Rating: Scam Alert - Although the texture is nice, this sunscreen STINKS!! I couldn’t wait to be done with it. Also, this sunscreen contains oxybenzone, so it’s not a reef-safe sunscreen.

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Great empties list, @sephoraaddict918!! Your ratings are great!! 


Boo to posting troubles!! And boo to burnt plastic/ old hot dog smells!! 😖🤮🤢

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July Empties (2/4)


From "Meh" to "Okay" to "Not Bad"From "Meh" to "Okay" to "Not Bad"



BareMinerals Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara 

R (Results) - Luscious lashes that weren’t clumpy and didn’t smudge

A (Aroma) - None; Advertised as fragrance fee

T (Texture) - Mascara usually makes my lashes feel a little crunchy, but this did not.

E (Expense) - $20 0.40 Oz.; Another overpriced prestige mascara, but I might buy it on sale.

Rating: Clearance Bound - Although I liked the mascara, it didn’t blow me away.

Bath & Body Works Cactus Blossom Shower Gel

R (Results) - Gives me an enjoyable sensory experience in the daytime. 

A (Aroma) - Has a light sweetly floral scent that doesn’t linger after I’m out of the shower. 

T (Texture) - Standard shower gel. Shape of the bottle allows you to get every last drop! 

E (Expense) - $12.50 10.0 Fl. Oz.; With all the coupons and sales, it’s rare to buy a B&BW shower gel at regular price. 

Rating: Clearance Bound - Although the scent wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t amazing. I wouldn’t go out of way for this scent.

Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Mask (Acai Berry) 

R (Results) - Slight hydration to the skin.

A (Aroma) - Nothing strong

T (Texture) - Not nearly enough serum

E (Expense) - $9.99 16 Pack; This is beyond a great deal, but these are some cheap masks in both price and quality.

Rating: Scam Alert - I received these masks as a gift, but this is a prime example of getting what you pay for. 

Lapcos Derma Mask Hyaluronic Acid 

R (Results) - Hydrated skin 

A (Aroma) - Light floral scent

T (Texture) - Basic hydrating sheet mask, but didn’t have enough serum for me.

E (Expense) - $3.99 1 Mask; Bought this as part of a set of two; Not worth the price based on experience with other sheet masks.

Rating: Scam Alert - This mask is totally forgettable.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum with Sunscreen for Face SPF 50 

R (Results) - Glowy skin with no white cast

A (Aroma) - No noticeable scent; Advertised as fragrance free

T (Texture) - Very liquidy like a serum; Absorbed quickly

E (Expense) - $42.50 1.0 Fl. Oz.; I think it’s overpriced. 

Rating: Scam Alert - I love the glow this sunscreen gave me, but sometimes it stung my eyes. Also, this contains oxybenzone, so it’s not reef safe.

Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

R (Results) - Offers sheer layer of coverage under foundation that helps my makeup last

A (Aroma) - No noticeable fragrance

T (Texture) - Soft and finely milled

E (Expense) - $39 1.0 Oz.; This is pricey, but it lasts such a long time, especially if you don’t use a lot of powder.

Rating: Clearance Bound - I know this is consider a holy grail product, but I just don’t get all the hype with this.

The Mane Choice Manetabolism Plus Healthy Hair Vitamin Dietary Supplements 

R (Results) - After using two bottles, I saw absolutely no change in my hair growth. 

A (Aroma) - I didn’t notice any smell, but there was an initial off putting taste.

T (Texture) - These pills are on the larger size, but I didn’t find them difficult to swallow. 

E (Expense) - $25.99 1-Month Supply; These are in the low to mid-range price of other hair vitamins, but are also often included in sales, so it’s easy to get them at a reduced price. 

Rating: Clearance Bound - Your results may vary, so if you are intrigued, then give it a try when they are on sale. Just don’t expect a miracle.

Moroccanoil Body Soufflé 

R (Results) - Hands felt moisturized with a slight glow

A (Aroma) - Light sweet, nutty scent

T (Texture) - Creamy, but doesn’t feel whipped like I expect when I hear the word “soufflé”

E (Expense) - $56 6.4 Oz.; It’s more expensive than my fave SDJ Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. 

Rating: Clearance Bound - This was only a foil, so it’s not enough for me to jump on the must-haul bandwagon.

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Blotting Paper 

R (Results) - Easily blots lipstick and shininess 

A (Aroma) - None

T (Texture) - Smooth, absorbent basic paper

E (Expense) - $4 50 Ct.; NYX is always on sale at Ulta, so it feels like I’m always getting these papers for nearly $0.

Rating: Haul It - These are my go-to blotting papers.

Rated Green Korean Beauty Avocado Scalp Pack with Banana 

R (Results) - I didn’t see any dramatic results in the health of my scalp.

A (Aroma) - Smells just like banana-flavored candy!

T (Texture) - Looks and feels like smashed avocado. It was easy to work through my hair and made my scalp feel tingly.

E (Expense) - $3.99 1.69 Fl. Oz.; I purchased a set of 2 for $7.98 and got 3-4 uses out of each pack. I wouldn’t run out to buy this immediately, but I would repurchase it.

Rating: Clearance Bound - I didn’t see immediate results, I would use every once in a while to give my scalp some extra TLC.

Sephora Collection Moschino + Sephora Toy Honey Mask 

R (Results) - Face felt hydrated and plump

A (Aroma) - Faint sweet honey scent

T (Texture) - Just the right amount of serum!

E (Expense) - $4 1 Mask; Not worth buying.

Rating: Scam Alert - I was excited to score this mask, but this isn’t worth the hype.

SKIN&CO Truffle Therapy Face Toner 

R (Results) - Saw no difference in pore size or skin texture

A (Aroma) - Smells like a spa; Ingredients include lots of essential oil

T (Texture) - Light and watery

E (Expense) - $27 6.8 Fl.Oz.; This is basically an overpriced witch hazel. I have no desire to buy this product. 

Rating: Scam Alert - Witch hazel does nothing for my skin, so this is easy to avoid.

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@sephoraaddict918 your ‘Scam Alert’ rating cracked me up and made my day😂 Loved reading your reviews!

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